Ive got a track car.....Picking it up tonight, a phase 2 astra Gsi... Found it local on ebay so emailed the guy. The advert mentioned a few bits and pieces wrong and that a bit of money would make it mint. Well as I often see these at club rally days etc I thought they cant be too bad as a fun car/occasional track car and as ive known Vauxhalls all my life its something I can fix myself. Went to see it and I could see it gleaming as I drove down the road. As I got out of the car the guy was waiting there at his gate….”I go on vectra –c too”….really? who are you? ….”im mark2.2sri with all the astras’… we both then had one of those… I cant believe it moments/small world type thing.
Chatting about the car I found mark one of the most honest and perfectionist people ive met. He was pointing out faults to me that I had not seen. He only bought the car the day before, fro the seller on migweb, drove it back from Norwich only to find his GF doesn’t like it and wants something less powerful (shes just passed her test). Plus mark admitted it felt to ‘old skool’ for him and he prefers the more modern mk4+ astras. Fair enough
So here it is…I paid Marks asking price because it was so clean and I don’t think im going to get any nasty suprises. It needs a good going over with the detailing gear and my smartool as some of the paint has started on a pinkwards slope but nothing that cant be solved easily over a weekend. A simple look at the engine bay had me convinced that a good scrub with wheel brightneter/APC and a bit of dressing will have it like showroom under there.
I think a set of track alloys/tyres will be a good addition and I’ll be scouring the trade stands at billing with a bit more interest now !